I offer both long term and short term psychotherapy and counselling from a beautiful location in central Exeter. My approach focuses on paying attention to what you are feeling in the present moment and meeting and exploring this with curiosity and empathy.
It is not uncommon to feel shaken by life's struggles. Feeling anxious, depressed, or stuck at times is all part of being human. However, sometimes these patterns can feel overwhelming, relentless or hopeless. Psychotherapy and counselling help to externalise your thinking and feeling, develop awareness and process difficult experiences. However big or small your problems are, exploring them with a trained therapist can assist you in developing options for change and moving forward in a way that enhances your life. My aim is to support you in finding your potency and autonomy and to help you feel better in your life and relationships.
I have extensive experience working with anxiety and depression and have a special interest in working with shame, self-esteem and family issues.
While I see a diverse client group, I am passionate about promoting and supporting young adults (18-25) in accessing psychotherapy and counselling.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Advanced Diploma in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy (4 years)
- BACP Registered
- BSc (Hons) Psychology
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I offer a free phone call consultation to all prospective clients. Typically I see clients weekly although in some cases it might be appropriate to work with people more or less frequently than this. Sessions last 50 minutes and cost £45.00.
Supervised by UKCP registered Transactional Analysis supervisor.